Punta Cana’s Paradisus Palma Real Planning $12 Million Renovation

September 19, 2014 | 10:22 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic will be undertaking a $12 million renovation. The project, which is slated for completion in December 2014, will include a new "family concierge" concept and resort area, 42 new luxury suites, a new lounge, a more...

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10 Secret Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts

August 27, 2014 | 6:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Round Hill, Jamaica THERE ARE terrific all-inclusive resorts across the Caribbean. But there are also some wonderful EP properties that also offer all-inclusive options, meaning that you can have the best of both worlds. Here are 10 "secret" all-inclusives across the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Curacao — properties you may not have realized have all-inclusive more...

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Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

August 13, 2014 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International's Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: reducing its carbon footprint, decreasing water consumption, minimizing environmental more...

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Hotel Highlight: The Sweetest Perk at Petit St Vincent

August 11, 2014 | 11:55 am | 0 Comment


Above: Petit St Vincent in the Grenadines (All photos by CJ) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon PETIT ST VINCENT — There are many things to love about Petit St Vincent, this all-inclusive private island resort in the southern sweep of the Grenadines: Its 22 casual-chic oceanfront and hillside cottages. The charmingly retro Mini Moke beach buggies, made in a workshop right more...

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Blue Diamond Acquires St Lucia’s Smuggler’s Cove Resort

August 9, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Smuggler's Cove Resort and Spa in St Lucia By the Caribbean Journal staff Blue Diamond Resorts has acquired the Smuggler's Cove Resort & Spa in St Lucia, the Canada-based company announced this week. The all-inclusive beachfront resort is the latest Caribbean property for Blue Diamond, whose portfolio includes the Royalton, Memories and Grand Lido more...

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New Look at Riu Cancun

August 7, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Riu Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff The Riu Cancun has opened its doors with a new look. The Riu Cancun officially opened its doors at the beginning of this month following a $30 million renovation project. The all-inclusive property in Mexico first debuted in 2003. The renovation included an upgrade of all guest rooms and the Miramar more...

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Hyatt to Open Second Cancun All-Inclusive Resort in Late 2015

July 19, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment


Above: the former Dreams Cancun By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt will be opening its new Ziva all-inclusive resort in Cancun in late 2015, the company announced Thursday. Hyatt began a multimillion-dollar renovation of the former Dreams Cancun property in June. The resort will be managed by Playa Resorts Management, the operational arm of the company Hyatt more...

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The 10 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts For Food – 2014

May 30, 2014 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment


Some all-inclusive resorts are true destinations for food. And it's now quite easy to find high-level gourmet food at an increasing number of Caribbean all-inclusives. But some are true standouts — with fine dining, famous chefs, a blend of cuisines and, in many cases, a new emphasis on local sourcing. These are our favorite all-inclusives for food for more...

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New Hard Rock Hotel Officially Opens Doors on Riviera Maya

May 7, 2014 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has its newest Hard Rock hotel with the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras. The property held its grand opening last weekend with a concert by Jon Bon Jovi and The Kings of Suburbia and a group of celebrity guests. "We’re beyond excited to more...

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First Look: Sandals LaSource Grenada in 10 Photos

May 6, 2014 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment


GRENADA — Caribbean Journal recently attended the grand opening of the new Sandals LaSource Grenada resort. Join Caribbean Journal on location as we bring you a first look of the property in 11 slides.  Above is the brand-new Italian Village with en-suite infinity edge plunge pools, Japanese soaking tubs and swim up river pool rooms on the ground floor level. (All more...

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